Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Carie’s birthday wines

With birthday dates but eleven days apart it seemed only right that mother and daughter, Ros and Carie, should have a two-week long celebration...

Dinner party wines

When Mary and John come round for dinner, you know it’s going to be a great evening. Foodies and winos like ourselves we all...

A Bobal revisited

When I first tasted PF 100% Bobal from Bodegas Juan Antonio Ponce in 2017 I decided to demote it to the penultimate wine in...

Fish & chips on strawberry fields

To be honest (be fair, I am, occasionally!) I thought twice about the above title of this week’s Cork Talk. Whilst I’m sure that...

Les verres de vin, en France!

I could hardly wish for a better location to write this week’s Cork Talk! I’m sitting on the banks of the River Vezere, in...

Château Poulvère

If I’d also included the AOCs (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) under whose auspices Château Poulvère works in the title of today’s Cork Talk, I’d have...

Wines to die for!

“Our wines are a blend of the traditional and contemporary and genuinely reflect the outstanding characteristics of their unique and distinct personality.” I couldn’t have...

Return to La Rioja

I’ve lost count of the number of wine tastings I’ve presented in restaurants over the years! I’ve really enjoyed them and, judging by comments...

Cheeky wines from Maison Ventenac

The antithesis of orthodoxy, Maison Ventenac prefers a nonconformist approach to wine making. Having tasted a few wines in their impressive portfolio I’m all...

Is there racism in the wine sector?

In the wake of recent tragic events in the USA I think that perhaps many of us have been reviewing our attitudes to racial...

La Niña de Cuenca

It’s possible that you didn’t hear my recent Wine Show on Valley FM (you can catch it here https://soundcloud.com/user-789233062/valley-vibes-6-june-1200-1300) where I tasted and talked...

Shout out for local producers

I’ve recently been tweeting and posting (as well as a Cork Talk a couple of weeks ago) about how it would be good if...

The British sweet tooth

A couple of interactions I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks have been, firstly a Facebook comment about a certain wine – The Guvnor...

Supporting the little guys

When watching sports (remember that?!), but supporting no particular team/competitor, many of us root for the underdog. The player/team with the lesser reputation, the...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...